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www.sea-technology.com SECTION E • Educational Institutions • BG 2017 85 Columbia, SC 29208; 803-777-2692; fax: 803-777-3922; www.msci.sc.edu. The Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sci- ences, established in 1969, conducts a comprehensive pro- gram of advanced research, as described within four broad areas: advanced technologies, coastal systems, pelagic and benthic processes, and coastal systems. The research pro- gram focuses on the increasingly important roles that tech- nology plays in monitoring, assessing, modeling and man- aging environmental resources and associated health issues. Research efforts span from the state, regional and national levels to worldwide. These also include collaborative re- search with other institutions. Long-term databases and an essentially pristine research site are unique attributes of the institute's coastal estuarine research. In conjunction with academic programs at the University of South Carolina and other colleges and universities, stu- dents engaged in marine-related studies are provided with opportunities for research. A limited number of scholarships and fellowships for students and summer fellowships for visit- ing scientists are offered. Educational programs for university and secondary school faculty and students, governmental regulatory personnel, environmentalists and the general public are offered by the institute's continuing education program and the North Inlet- Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The institute's state-of-the-art facilities and services both on the University of South Carolina campus and at the coast enable students and researchers to carry out cutting-edge re- search in marine and coastal sciences. The research facility on the main campus includes the institute's headquarters, research laboratories, a marine culture and aquarium facility, a geographic information processing lab and a conference room with videoconferencing. The institute's marine field laboratory, located on Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown, South Carolina, is a complex com- prising a main research, teaching, technical and administra- tive center; seawater facility; and boathouse-maintenance shop. Housing for researchers and students is available at the Kimbel Living and Learning Center. Boats, trucks and other resources are also available. Contact: Dr. James Morris, Di- rector, Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sci- ences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; 803-777-5288; fax: 803-777-3935; jtmorris@mailbox. sc.edu; www.baruch.sc.edu. TEXAS Rice University Houston, Texas Rice University's activities in marine science range from wetlands research in the nearshore environment to open- ocean paleoceanography; stable isotope, sedimentological and geophysical research; and engineering research. The Department of Geology and Geophysics is equipped and ac- tive in marine geology, stable isotope, marine sedimentology, advanced seismic processing and stratigraphy and gravity studies. Rice University owns a 65-foot research vessel ca- pable of collecting high-resolution seismic data, sample col- lection, box coring, and piston and vibracoring in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The Department of Biology is active in wetlands and estuarine research. The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science is active in ocean engineering research. The Department of Environ- mental Science and Engineering is active in environmental research. Contact: Dr. Andre W. Droxler, Department of Ge- ology and Geophysics, or Dr. Frank M. Fisher, Department of Biology, Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251. Degrees offered: B.S., B.S.M.E., M.M.E., M.M.S., M.S., Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and materials science. B.A., M.E.E., M.E.S., M.S., Ph.D. in environmental science and engineering. M.A., Ph.D. in geology and geophysics. M.A., Ph.D. in biology. Tarleton State University Stephenville, Texas Tarleton State University (TSU) is part of the Texas A&M Uni- versity (TAMU) system. TSU offers a B.S. degree in biology with a marine concentration. All basic coursework is com- pleted on the Tarleton campus, with summer fieldwork and courses available from TAMU at Galveston. In addition to the university core courses required for graduation, students take courses in introductory biology, microbiology, heredity, invertebrate zoology, ecology, ichthyology, physical geology, introduction to marine biology, marine ecology, biostatistics, physics and chemistry through organic or biochemistry. Re- lated science electives vary with individual programs, but commonly include environmental science, parasitology or hydrology. TSU's main campus is located in Stephenville, about 65 miles southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. Biological and physical sciences are housed in a 148,000-square-foot science building. Biology facilities are well equipped for systematic, ecological, physiological and molecular studies. An M.S. degree in biological sciences with a marine bio- logical specialization is also available. This degree requires 36 hours of graduate coursework, including six hours of the- sis work. Marine-related research has included brachyuran systematics and ecology and Caribbean coral reef system- atics and zoogeography. Marine-related research includes SOUTH CAROLINA College of Charleston Charleston, S.C. The College of Charleston (C of C) offers a cooperative grad- uate program leading to an M.S. degree in marine biology. The program specifically seeks to provide knowledge and skills that will allow graduates to pursue further graduate study and/or successfully pursue professional employment in marine science fields. Students in the program have the opportunity to be in daily contact with individuals involved in virtually the entire spectrum of research in coastal ocean and estuarine systems, from molecules to ecosystems. C of C benefits from its close associations with other academic and research institutions, which include The Citadel, the Marine Resources Research Institute of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and the associated Wad- dell Mariculture Center, the Medical University of South Carolina and its Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Science Program, and the Charleston Laboratory of the National Ocean Service. Faculty and staff at these insti- tutions actively serve as members of the marine biology graduate faculty, working closely with students. The broad scope of the interests of the graduate faculty and the fa- cilities provides students with a wide variety of research and training opportunities in such areas as aquaculture, fisheries, fisheries management, ichthyology, immunology of marine organisms, marine biomedical sciences, marine biotechnology, marine ecology, marine environmental sci- ences, marine toxicology, molecular biology, ornithology, oceanography, physiology, physiological ecology, resource management and systematics. The George D. Grice Marine Laboratory houses the main research and educational activities of the graduate program in marine biology. The location of the Grice labo- ratory, near the mouth of Charleston Harbor, provides an ideal setting for research and study. Research vessels and small boats provide the student with immediate access to the relatively unspoiled and biologically rich South Caro- lina coast. Contact: Director, Graduate Program in Marine Biology, Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Rd., Charleston, SC 29412; 843-953-9200; fax: 843-953-9199; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cofc.edu/grice. South Carolina Marine Resources Division Charleston, S.C. Programs offer marine and environmental research oppor- tunities to graduate students of the Marine Biology Program of the College of Charleston and the Marine Biomedical and Environmental Sciences Program of the Medical Uni- versity of South Carolina. Historically, graduate student research has been in fisheries, mariculture or estuarine ecology. Recent interest has increased in areas of genetics and toxicology. Collaborative research and close interac- tion occur with on-site staff of the National Marine Fisher- ies Service Southeast Fisheries Science Center, Charleston Lab and the NOAA Coastal Services Center. Also, the South Carolina Marine Resources Division offers a mentor-based summer research training program for undergraduate mi- nority students, primarily from South Carolina institutions. Training includes a diversity of environmental areas from fisheries science to applied economics. Stipends are avail- able for students of the summer program. Research facilities available for cooperative education programs include four vessels (52 to 107 feet), numerous small boats, docking adjacent to the laboratory on Charles- ton Harbor, more than 50,000 square feet of laboratory space, wet labs with animal holding capabilities, a library consisting of 8,000 bound volumes and an associated mari- culture center with 35 ponds from one-half to 1.25 acres. Contact: Marine Resources Research Institute, P.O. Box 12559, Charleston, SC 29422; www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/ mrri/mrri.html. Degrees offered: M.S. in marine biology through the College of Charleston; Ph.D. in molecular, cellular biol- ogy and pathology through the Medical University of South Carolina. University of South Carolina Columbia, S.C. The university's marine science program and the Belle W. Ba- ruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences offer research and academic programs in marine and coastal sciences. The marine science program, established in 1972, offers curricula leading to a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. degree. An inter- disciplinary education is offered, providing the opportunity to combine courses from geology, biology, chemistry, math- ematics, physics, engineering, environmental health and social sciences into an individually tailored curriculum that fulfills specific educational goals. Students in the program may choose to specialize in biological, chemical, geological or physical oceanography or coastal resource management/ marine affairs. The graduate studies program is designed to train scientists for a career in research, teaching and scientific leadership. The program has prominent research affiliations, competitively awarded research grants and an interdisciplin- ary academic curriculum. Contact: Dr. Robert Thunell, Chair- man, Marine Science Program, University of South Carolina, RHODE ISLAND Brown University Providence, R.I. Research and training in the marine sciences is undertaken in the Department of Geological Sciences. Major areas of research include paleoceanography, marine geology, micro- paleontology and stable isotopes of marine carbonates. In addition, a cooperative effort in the sciences exists between Brown University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Insti- tution. Contact: Dr. Warren Prell or the Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, Box 1846, Brown University, Provi- dence, RI 02912; www.geo.brown.edu. Degrees offered: A.B., B.S., M.S. in geological sciences, specializing in marine sciences. Ph.D. in geological sciences, specializing in marine sciences. Roger Williams University Bristol, R.I. Roger Williams University is located on a 140-acre water- front campus on Mt. Hope Bay, a branch of Narragansett Bay. A wide variety of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environ- ments are within a short distance from campus, and these en- hance excellent programs in marine biology, environmental science and environmental chemistry. Small class size makes field work, laboratory experience and research projects inte- gral components of the curriculum. Undergraduate research is strongly encouraged and supported, and students often form the basis of research groups working in collaboration with faculty. Laboratories are well equipped and the physical facilities are excellent. These include a marine laboratory that draws water directly from the bay, a fully operational shellfish hatchery and an aquatic animal diagnostic laboratory led by a talented veterinarian with an interest in fish and shellfish disease. The University formed a research collaboration with the New England Aquarium that is focused on the cultivation of marine ornamental species, which also supports minor degrees in aquaculture and aquarium science. Off campus programs include tropical ecology in Belize and Panama; a semester at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences; and blue water oceanography with the Sea Education Association of Woods Hole, MA. Contact: Dr. Timothy Scott, Department of Biology, Roger Williams University, 1 Old Ferry Rd., Bris- tol, RI 02809; email@example.com; www.ceed.rwu.edu; www. rwu.edu. University of Rhode Island Kingston, R.I. The Graduate School of Oceanography offers master's and Ph.D. degrees in physical, chemical, biological and geologi- cal oceanography. With 38 faculty at the Narragansett Bay campus, the school also has available the 53-meter RV En- deavor, several small coastal research vessels, laboratories and other facilities. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Marine Fisheries Service maintain labo- ratories on the campus. Contact: Dean, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI 02882. The Department of Ocean Engineering, College of Engi- neering offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. programs in ocean engi- neering. Areas of specialization at the graduate level include ocean instrumentation and seafloor mapping, underwater acoustics and data analysis, marine hydrodynamics and wa- ter wave mechanics, coastal and nearshore modeling, marine geomechanics, coastal and offshore structures and materials and corrosion. Contact: Chairman Ocean Engineering, Uni- versity of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI 02882; www.oce. uri.edu. Other departments at the main campus in Kingston offer marine-related courses. The geology department offers a mas- ter's degree in geology, with specialization in shore processes, geohydrology and sediment geochemistry. The physics depart- ment offers master's and Ph.D. degrees in physics, with a spe- cialization in underwater acoustics. The resource economics department offers master's and Ph.D. degrees in resource eco- nomics, with a specialization in marine resource economics. The Department of Marine Affairs offers two master's de- grees in marine affairs and a Ph.D. The two-year M.A. in marine affairs is for recent graduates who intend to enter a marine profession. The one-year terminal master's of marine affairs is intended for people midcareer who have had prior academic, professional or practical experience in marine affairs. The Ph.D. program is designed to serve the needs of individuals in government, research institutes, consult- ing and academia. The Marine Affairs Program focuses on ecosystem-based governance of ocean/coastal space, marine policy and management of the coastal zone, fisheries, ports and shipping and international ocean law, policy and orga- nization. Students have come from all over the United States and some 40 foreign countries. Both B.A. and B.S. programs are offered. Contact: Chairperson, Graduate Program in Ma- rine Affairs, 1 Greenhouse Rd., Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881; http://cels.uri.edu/maf.